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Market trends, Government policies and infrastructure updates for the bike trade

Cycle SOS named as exclusive legal partner of Cycling UK

Cycle SOS, a leading legal firm for cycle accident claims, has been named as the exclusive legal partner of Cycling UK. The charity’s 70,000 members will now be legally supported by Cycle SOS from 1st July. This is the first time in 20 years that Cycling UK has changed the provider of its …

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TfL to fine motorists caught driving in mandatory cycle lanes and cycle tracks

Transport for London (TfL) will begin issuing fines to vehicles that drive within, or cross, the white lines of cycle lanes that are marked by a solid white line and cycle tracks on TfL’s Road Network (TLRN), from next week. The Government has introduced new powers allowing TfL and London …

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Lime’s new Gen4 e-bikes hit streets in London

Shared electric vehicle company Lime has launched its newest e-bike to London’s streets. With a variety of technology upgrades and a more recognisable lime green design, the Gen4 e-bikes will replace Lime’s current fleet of red e-bikes throughout the capital over the course of June. Alan Clarke, senior director of …

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E-bike theft claims increase by nine times in five years, Aviva data shows

Aviva data has revealed a rise in UK theft claims for e-bikes by 37% in 2021, compared to the previous year. The insurer’s figures show e-bike theft claims have rocketed in recent years, rising by nine times between 2016 and 2021. The average value of e-bike claims has also grown …

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Flare introduces its latest feature, Live Share

Flare has introduced its latest feature Live Share, aimed at increasing the safety of family and friends. Flare said it’s made it easier and faster for users to stay safe by sharing their real-time location and safety status with trusted contacts. “So, the next time you are on a night …

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Moore Large joins Bicycle Association’s Investors in Cycling programme

Moore Large has pledged its support to the industry initiative ‘Investors in Cycling’, the Bicycle Association’s (BA) programme promoting the growth of cycling through advocacy. Moore Large joins more than 1,100 cycling businesses as part of the BA Investors in Cycling. The company has heritage dating back to 1947 when …

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Bikeability teaches four million children to cycle

Bikeability has taught more than four million children to cycle in England, the Bikeability Trust has today announced. For the last 15 years, Bikeability has been teaching children an essential life skill which helps them keep active and look after their mental wellbeing. Cycle training helps children live more sustainable …

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Cycling UK’s Cycle for Health programme looking for cycle instructors in West Yorkshire

Cycling UK’s Cycle for Health programme is back again for Spring 2022, after returning in September 2021 following a pandemic-enforced break. The programme, designed to improve health and wellbeing through cycling, is looking for instructors and ride leaders to help deliver the scheme in West Yorkshire. It is funded by …

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Government ends electric-car ‘plug-in’ subsidy scheme

The government has announced the closing of the electric ‘plug-in’ car grant scheme to new orders. This decision ends grants worth £1,500 towards the purchase of electric cars and ‘refocuses’ the funds on improving electric vehicle charging. Steve Garidis, executive director of the Bicycle Association (BA), said: “The Bicycle Association, …

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Community bike shop Westminster Wheels training unemployed residents to become bike mechanics

A community bike shop that was set up in partnership by Westminster City Council, Groundwork London and Cycle Confident has been providing opportunities for out-of-work residents to train as bike mechanics and be paid the London Living Wage while they are learning. Throughout the six-month programme, the trainees work alongside …

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